Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Senior Technical Advisor (STA), Service Delivery Management ~EngenderHealth Tanzania

EngenderHealth works to improve the health and well-being of people in the poorest communities of the world. We do this by sharing our expertise in sexual and reproductive health and transforming the quality of health care. We promote gender equity, advocate for sound practices and policies, and inspire people to assert their rights to better, healthier lives. Working in partnership with local organizations, we adapt our work in response to local needs.
The HUSIKA Project is a vibrant new partnership project in Tanzania. It includes PSI (the project lead), EngenderHealth, Femina and T-MARC. The primary beneficiaries for this intervention are: commercial sex workers (CSW), women engaged in transitional sex (WETS), and their partners and clients. The overall goal of Husika is to ‘reduce HIV incidence in Tanzania by preventing HIV transmission between at-risk and Most At-Risk Populations (MARPs) and their sexual patners’. The project has two programs objectives namely: Strengthen the protective behaviors of at-risk populations, MARPs and their sexual patners to prevent HIV transmission: and Strengthen the environment at the national through to community levels to enable at-risk populations’ and MARPs access to high quality medical and non-medical support and services. Husika is now seeking the expression of interests for the position of Senior Technical Advisor (STA), Service Delivery Management based in Dar es Salaam. This position is open for Tanzania national candidates only.
Scope of Position:
The STA, Service Delivery Management, which is designated as a key personnel position on the Husika Project, provides overall strategic leadership in assisting health managers, facilities and service providers to create an enabling environment for provision of quality health services for Key Population Groups (KPGs). S/he provides strategic management for Husika service delivery activities. S/he also provides a link among PSI (as the lead organization) and other partners such as the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) and the Office of the Prime Minister. S/he strengthens the environment at national, regional, and local levels to enable KPGs access to high quality medical and nonmedical care.
Based in Dar es Salaam and working in collaboration with project partners, the STA will build capacity with civil society organizations (CSOs) and other human rights-based organizations to spearhead initiatives to advocate for gender equity, comprehensive packages of HIV prevention services for KPGs, and to eliminate stigma and discrimination towards KPGs as well as gender-based violence (GBV). The STA will represent the service delivery portfolio at the national level, and within project partners, to provide technical guidance to project staff.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • As the senior technical resource person for the Husika Project work in service delivery, s/he will take the lead in programming initiatives to improve access to quality HIV/AIDS services and reduce barriers through advocacy (in collaboration with other stakeholders) at the national, regional and district levels.
  • Provide technical support and engage key stakeholders in implementing the service delivery strategy; serve as the Project’s contact person for other networks of CSOs, human rights organizations and HIV groups engaged in service delivery.
    • Direct/oversee capacity building on service delivery and gender & MAP trainings for project partners, CSOs, project staff, volunteers and other key stakeholders.
    • Ensure that community-level activities with KPGs address stigma and discrimination and social marginalization issues.
    • Direct/oversee ‘service delivery capacity building’ for government agencies and other partners in using data for informed decision-making, policy analysis, and presentation of data for a variety of audiences.
    • Monitor the implementation of the project’s service delivery strategy.
  • Synthesize data, document and write reports to disseminate lessons learnt for best practices and way forward with the Husika Project experiences in promoting gender equality and health of the families.
    • Write accessible policy briefs and position papers.
    • Compile and write quarterly reports, bi-annual report and annual report
    • Assist with developing and writing technical and/or research papers that document the achievements of Husika Project’s work.
    • Identify relevant platforms for sharing and exchanging experience regarding the Husika Project’s work at national and international levels.
  • Foster partnership and collaboration with the Government both at national and local levels.
    • Assist in adopting lessons learned and work with government departments and relevant ministries, as well as its agencies such as TACAIDS, NACP to develop, implement and disseminate appropriate national strategies and programs for KPGs
  • Participate in key service delivery policy processes on behalf of the Husika Project.
    • Conduct regular situational analysis regarding HIV prevention policies, gender, gender-based violence, and other policies that affect KPGs and access to quality services.
    • Participate in regular meetings with colleagues, counterparts, government, donors and other partners in relation to the duties outlined herein.
  • As the most Senior EngenderHealth project staff, provide day-to-day management of EngenderHealth’s activities under the sub-award, and supervise other EngenderHealth project staff, including staff performance and appraisals
    • Provide technical support and oversight to all EngenderHealth employees and contractors working on or for the project
    • At the local level, help manage and ensure payments/liabilities are reviewed and paid or retrieved, as appropriate, in compliance with PSI, EngenderHealth, USAID and Government of Tanzania rules and regulations as they apply
    • Maintain HR and other relevant EngenderHealth operational files (or copies of these)
    • Coordinate EngenderHealth back-stopping at the field office
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Work in the field up to 40% of her/his time.
  • Master’s degree, preferably in the fields of public health, social sciences, gender studies/policy or other relevant fields.
  • Seven years of work experience in designing and implementing service delivery or KPGs projects.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with government stakeholders (national and local levels), civil society and human rights organizations, uniformed services, private sector partners and directly with members of at-risk communities in order to mobilize, enable and sustain a political and social environment conducive to protective HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions.
  • Experience in integrated approaches to health service delivery in the public sector and/or with private sector networks; experience in community engagement for health is a plus.
  • Proven experience in managing HIV/STI, gender equity, KPGs or reproductive health programs.
  • Excellent knowledge in gender issues and gender-based violence, particularly as they relate to HIV prevention, care and treatment policies.
  • Experience building capacity among a wide range of stakeholders to advocate for improved policies to increase access to HIV/AIDS services and reduce barriers, including issues of stigma, discrimination and social isolation KPGs
  • Excellent knowledge of issues related to gender based violence, women’s empowerment, male involvement, gender alignment and the promotion of gender equality as it relates to KPGs.
  • Experience in presenting findings, results and lessons learned to a variety of audiences.
  • Monitoring and evaluation skills to document successes in the HIV prevention, gender, policy and advocacy arena.
  • Experience with donor funded programs (especially USAID) preferred.
  • A personal and professional commitment to gender equality.
  • Ability to apply qualitative and quantitative methodologies in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Conceptual thinker, with excellent follow-through and organizational skills.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in data handling programs or strong computer skills necessary for the information system, data analysis and reporting, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Fluent in English, with excellent written and oral communication skills. Additional fluency in Swahili is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, ability for teamwork, and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to travel in country up to 40% of time.
To Apply:
Please visit the careers page at www.engenderhealth.org to submit your applications online by 17th August, 2012.
EngenderHealth is an equal opportunity employer.

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